Writing and Journalism Courses

Advanced Freelance Writing (Applied Writing) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons

Study And Work As A Freelance Writer

This course has recently been revised and is now available online!  Expand your knowledge of freelance writing and sharpen your writing and inject commercial appeal... in the comfort of your own home!

 

  • Gain independence as a freelance writer
  • Write feature articles
  • Get more confidence in your writing
  • Get freelance jobs

This is a course for people who already have skills in freelance writing, who have perhaps had some minor work published, but need to improve their overall technique and develop a more "commercial" approach to their work. Learn the skills you need to write for profit across a broad range of writing styles.


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Business English Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 12 lessons

Study Online Business English - Distance Education

Improve your English Skills for Business and Study

This course will develop your knowledge of English grammar and your ability to write in English for business and study. Improving your skills in speaking and writing in English can help you communicate with many people much easier. 

Employers are looking for people with a wide range of skills and abilities, ensuring that your written and spoken English skills are exceptional can give you a real competitive advantage ahead of your competition.
  • Improve your written English
  • Become more confident in writing in English
  • Learn proper sentence structure
  • Increase your English vocabulary
  • This course is aimed at students who can write and speak basic English and need to improve their written English language skills.  Students will learn by reading the course notes, completing written and spoken exercises for each lesson, and submitting them for comment and correction. Your tutor will provide ongoing and personalised support.

    12 Lessons each with Set Tasks and 12 Assignments


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    Certificate in Online Content Editing Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

    Learn To Edit Online Content and Gain a Qualification

    There is a difference between editing print writing and editing web writing. This is because online readers have different expectations – online readers are browsers, they tend to very quickly reject or read-on depending on how the content is presented, how it is written and whether the content or webpage ‘grabs’ them in the first few seconds.

    Some important considerations when writing for online readers includes:

    • Your writing style – it must be succinct and easily understood yet engaging.
    • Your audience – the style of your writing must be attractive to your audience and change as the audience changes.
    • The way in which your page is structured – it must be visually appealing, interesting, consistent in appearance and style and relevant to the topic.

    This certificate level 600 hour course covers all those important aspects of online web page editing and management.

    Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Certificate in Online Content Editing

    Certificate in Self Publishing Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

    Learn to Create and Publish your Own Work

    Do You Want to Publish A Book?

    Electronic or Print

    The world of publishing has changed over the past few years – self publishing is now a respected way to publish that book or other work you have hidden in the bottom of your desk drawer.

    It is difficult to make publishers sit up and notice you – even if your work is good and unsolicited manuscripts are often just left on the reject pile without so much as a glance. Self-publishing not only assures that your work is out in reader-land it is also quite cheap to do especially if you decide to just publish as an ebook. It is also quite easy, once you know how, to publish your work as a hard cover book – this is a more expensive option but some writers like to see that book in their hand.

    If you would love to publish your own work but lack the confidence, insights and experience, join us and learn from us with this Certificate in Publishing. Learn all about the publishing world and how to go about publishing your own work.

    Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Certificate in Self Publishing

    Certificate in Web Site Management Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

    Learn To Manage Web Sites

    Web site managers may or may not be skilled at programming, writing, marketing or publishing; or they may simply be good at finding, understanding and managing the expertise of others in these and other aspects of web site development and delivery.

    This course is above all focused on developing an awareness of what is involved in creating and maintaining effective web sites; then developing a capacity to properly manage projects for the web.

    Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Certificate in Web Site Management

    Childrens Writing Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

    Learn How To Write For Children

    • Learn how to write children's books, articles, etc.
    • Discover the scope, nature and opportunities that can be found being a professional children's writer.
    • Develop your creativity - fire children’s imagination through storytelling.

    Student Comment:     I never considered children’s writing very stimulating, until now. Janine – Children’s Writing

    Children’s writing is a specialised craft. It is a rewarding, inspirational, and often demanding branch of writing. Very few people can easily recall their own childhood, and write in a manner that children can relate to. For most, it takes many hours, months, and possibly years, to write a unique and appealing story that children will want to read. This course is designed to set you on an appropriate course for more successful writing geared to the children's market.

     

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    Communications Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

    Communicate Better At Work In Business Or Anywhere

    This course improves your ability to communicate in all situations. You learn to write and speak more fluently. Behaviour, visual communications, language, public speaking, conducting meetings, writing letters and reports, communications technology, and lots more are covered. This course is an accredited Advanced Certificate in Applied Management unit which will earn you credit if you choose to continue studies.


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    Creative Writing Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

    Develop Creative Writing Skills And Techniques

    • Learn the techniques and writing skills for effective creative writing.

    • Arouse emotions in your readers.

    • Discover opportunities and improve the possibility of getting published.

    • Let a professional writer guide you to move your capacity for creative writing onto the next level.

    This can be either fiction or non fiction and in any media  from books, magazines, and newspapers to web sites and movie scripts.

    This course will enhance your ability to write well and to get your work published. You will learn approach writing with greater sensitivity and creativity, and will improve everyday writing skills, whether you are writing letters to friends or a community newsletter.


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    Diploma in Professional Writing Duration icon 2100 hours Modules icon 20 modules

    Learn to Make Writing a Profitable Profession

    Writers are rarely 'born writers'  - it takes years of hard work, industry networking, experience and fundamental knowledge of the craft of writing: grammar, sentence construction, spelling and editing, to become a good writer.

    This course does more than just teach you the craft of writing. It is an 'experiential based' learning program that connects you to the industry and at the same time steadily improves your capacity to write and edit -  through the experience and feedback of experienced professional writing academic at ACS.

    This course is felxible - it allows you to choose electives that best suit your ambitions and needs - whether you aim to work as a fiction writer, journalist, blogger, technical writer, editor or just need to improve your writing skills in other fields.

    Opportunities for professional writers abound, but you do need those fundamental skills and a lot of industry knowledge to succeed - this course helps you to do just that, whilst at the same time giving you a broad qualification to open up lots of options in the field of professional writing. 
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    Dramatic Writing Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

    Study Dramatic Writing Online

    • Learn to write drama, and stimulate the readers emotions
    • Learn more about the mechanics of writing
    • Develop your capacity to communicate more clearly and effectively
    • Explore opportunities to turn your passion into a rewarding job

    What is Dramatic Writing?

    Well...to answer this question just ask yourself what boring writing is.  Dramatic writing is the opposite of that.  Dramatic writing is the art of capturing peoples attention and emotions with the written word. 

    Drama is the term usually used to describe a specific type of fiction that is represented via performance. It comes from the Greek word for action.  So although theatrical drama is intended to be performed by actors for an audience, dramas are also written to be read.


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    Editing I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

     

    Online Editing Course 

    Have you always thought you had the skills to be a good editor but lack the formal training?

    Learn to edit any type of writing -books, articles, newsletters, magazines, etc

    Editors work for publications both in house, and outside, as contractors.

    A good editor is always in demand; and with the internet, today’s editors can often work from virtually anywhere in the world. Alone, this course does not make you into a professional editor, but it can lead to valuable career opportunities when combined with other courses that develop your knowledge and skills in journalism.

    ACS Graduate Comment: "It took me a while but in the end it was a very useful course for my work.  I would like to really thank my tutor for all her feedback which improved my proofreading skills.  You will see the results in our 2011 catalogue." Premo Jackniacki, Australia - Editing 1 course.
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    Editing II (Diversifying Editing Skills) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

     

    Learn How to Edit Books, Documents, Articles - Distance Education Course

    • Study this professional editing and proofreading course and develop a portable, marketable skill that is always in demand
    • Seek work in publishing, at book companies, web site developers, government departments, printing companies and businesses that commonly employ freelance editors and proofreaders
    • Review articles, novels, newsletters, marketing material and other non-fiction material being prepared for publication.

    This course is designed for self-editors, aspiring professional editors and desktop publishers. Its aim is to develop the student’s understanding of the editing processes.

    It develops a capacity to edit a broad range of publishing material including both print and electronic media, text and graphics, commercial and non commercial material.
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    Editing III Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

    This is a course in advanced editing designed to take editors with prior training or experience to a greater depth of understanding for editing specialist writing to a more technically proficient standard.
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    Editing Practice Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

    Learn the Practical Side of Editing

    Knowing how to Edit and Doing it are Often Different Things

    This course takes you through the processes of editing for a specific publication, submitting work for publication, and meeting the requirements of an editor and publisher. Under the guidance of a mentor (a writing/editing tutor), you will learn to edit according to specific criteria, deal with a publisher, and communicate effectively with others involved in the publishing process.  

     

    1. Working to Specifications
    2. Editing Articles for Online Publications
    3. Submitting Articles for Online Publications
    4. Preparing and submitting Layout for publication
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    Efficient Writing Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 6 lessons

    Efficient Writing - Study Online or through Distance Education

    Are your writing skills rusty? Did you never go as far as you wanted at school? Do you lack confidence to write -anything from an email to a greeting card?.

    • For people who wish to brush up on their writing skills, or obtain basic skills which they should have but did not develop properly while at school.
    • Develop confidence and ability to write better at work, at home, anywhere
    • Learn to write clearly and efficiently
    • Learn to communicate thoughts in the minimum number of words, and without any ambiguity.
    • Be guided by expert highly qualified professional writers, with decades of experience -let us develop your capacity for writing to the next level
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    English Writing (ESL) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 12 lessons

    How To Write English Well

    An Online Course of Study

    • Learn to write better
    • A course for people who have English as their second language

    100 hour, self paced course, with one on one tuition from a team of highly qualified and experienced teachers from around the world

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    Foundation Diploma in Creative Writing Duration icon 1000 hours Qualification icon Foundation Diploma Modules icon 10 modules

    Foundation Diploma in Creative Writing – Study Online

    Cultivate Your Creativity

    In order to become a successful writer you need to practice and nurture your craft. This is more than just learning good spelling and grammar, you also need to learn ways to come up with new ideas and sort the good ideas from the bad. You need to be able to refine the ideas you choose to expand, and to be focussed, so you can finish a project you start.

    It is difficult to achieve all these things without some sort of help. In a course such as this we not only help you to develop those skills we also educate you about the industry and industry expectations and we develop networking skills. Writers can no longer sit behind closed doors working solo; writers need to network in the industry (and with their peers) so they know what is going on in the publishing world. They need to fully understand industry expectations and how to present their written work so that publishers will give it a second look. They also need to know what is currently popular – what publishers seek and what they publish. 

    If you want help with all this than this is the right course for you!

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    Foundation Diploma in Web Development and Editing Duration icon 1000 hours Qualification icon Foundation Diploma Modules icon 10 modules

    Learn to be a Web Content Developer and Editor

    There is a lot more to setting up a website than the technical aspect - most of the setting up of websites is done by technicians but content writing is a profession in its own right. To be a content writer you need an eye for detail, to be able to write well and write to inspire!

    The most important aspects of a website is firstly to attract people, secondly to keep them there and thirdly to make them want to return. The only way to achieve that is  through interesting, well written and appealing content. 

    This Foundation Diploma sets out to inspire our students to create inspirational we content. It covers the basics of writing and editing as well as graphic design, HTML, internet security and internet marketing in the core units - it also gives you the opportunity to choose from a wide range of elective units to suit your needs and aspirations.

    This course is self-paced and online. The tutors are qualified, experienced and very successful web developers

     

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    Freelance Writing Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

    Study Freelance Writing

    Online Learning or Distance Education

    Many professional writers begin as freelance writers for newspaper, magasines, business, or advertising companies. Learn to tailor your writing to a target audience, plan your writing, and to write what publishers want to publish.  This course teaches you not only how to write, but also what to write, and how to go about selling your work. Graduates of this course will gain:
    • improved communication skills, particularly with respect to clarity, conciseness and correct grammar
    • understanding of the 'writing business' and a clearidea of where opportunities exist for obtaining work as a freelance writer
    • ideas for approaching potential clients to obtain work
    • a better understanding of the processes involved in publishing books, magazines and newspapers, from generating concepts to seeing the finished publication on sale.

    Here's what some of our students say about the course:
    (The course) has helped me focus on writing and increased my confidence. Provided me with valuable information and improved skills so that I can move forward in my ambitions. Justine

    Yes [this course is a valuable learning experience]. I have never had the benefit of a writer give feedback on my work. That along with structure and content lessons have been beneficial. Bradley Clark, Australia - Freelance Writing


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    Photojournalism Practice I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 11 lessons

    Study Photojournalism

    Gain valuable journalism experience by publishing photos for a student publication.

    This course takes you through the processes of selection and publishing for a specific publication, submitting work for publication, and meeting the requirements of an editor and publisher. Under the guidance of a mentor (a photography/publishing tutor), you will learn to write according to specific criteria, deal with a publisher, and communicate effectively with others involved in the publishing process. And, you will come away with at least one published work (maybe more), which will set you on the path to a career as a writer. No matter what you want to write, you will find this a great learning experience.

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    Poetry Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

    Poetry Course

    Learn Poetry Through This Online Course

    Follow your passion and find the poet within.   Develop your ability to write and understand the different types of poetry.

    • Learn the techniques
    • Improve your skills under guidance from experienced, published professional writers
    • Pursue your passion and explore possibilities for becoming a published poet

    This course provides those interested in poetry with an introductory course into the different elements of poetry and how to write it.

    Whatever you write has sound. People hear your words in their heads, and so the sounds you create can draw people's attention to your message. Poets use a range of musical and figurative devices to achieve their effects. Some of these effects relate to the rhythm and metre of the words. The study of rhythm, stress, and pitch in speech is called prosody. In poetry, the meter (or metre) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse.Save
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    Practical Journalism I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

    Practical Journalism - Online Course

    Gain valuable journalism experience by writing for a student publication. This course takes you through the processes of writing for a specific publication, submitting work for publication, and meeting the requirements of an editor and publisher. Under the guidance of a mentor (a writing/editing tutor), you will learn to write according to specific criteria, deal with a publisher, and communicate effectively with others involved in the publishing process. And, you will come away with at least one published work (maybe more), which will set you on the path to a career as a writer. No matter what you want to write, you will find this a great learning experience.

    Prerequisites

    • Freelance Writing, Publishing I, and Editing I, or equivalent
    • Medium level computer skills, or higher.
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    Practical Journalism II Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

    Advanced Practical Journalism Course


    Like Journalism Practice 1, this module gives you valuable experience in writing for a student publication, which will greatly enhance your resumé. Publishers are more likely to employ writers who have already been published! Under the guidance of a mentor (a writing/editing tutor), you will participate in the production of a specific publication. As a feature writer, you will prepare and submit works for the publication and work with other students to produce a polished, professional-looking online publication that you can proudly show to a prospective employer.

     

    Prerequisites

    • Freelance Writing, Publishing I, Editing I, and Journalism Practice 1; or equivalent
    • Medium level computer skills or higher
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    Publishing I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

    Study Publishing Online

    Make your mark in publishing

    Take a new direction in your career and enter the creative world of publishing. With the demise of unwieldy printing technology and the advent of desktop publishing, it is easier than ever before to become a publisher. In this course you will find out about how the industry works, learn the creative and artistic skills of the trade, learn how to market your work and develop an understanding of the ethical issues and laws relating to the field. You will also have a chance to undertake a stimulating publishing project and implement the skills you have learned.

     

    Who should do it?

    This course provides an excellent start for anyone considering self publishing or seeking employment in publishing. It is equally relevant to electronic or print publishing.


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    Publishing II Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

    Publishing Online Study Course

    Develop your knowledge of the nature and scope of the publishing industry.
    There are all kinds of publishers. Most deal in hard copy or electronic publishing via the Web. Anything printed and disseminated can be described as a publication - a simple flyer or handout, a 500,000-copy-a-month magazine, a scholarly journal, an e-zine, a paper, a book. Anyone who engages in any of these activities might describe themselves as a publisher.
    Suitable for anyone with some experience or prior studies who wants to build their knowledge and understanding of opportunities in any area of this industry, irrespective of whether electronic or print media.
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    Publishing III Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons

    Online Study Publishing Course

    Develop your ability to plan and manage a publishing business

    Publisher are continually needing to consider: “What to publish?”
    Some establish a limited repertoire of publication activities, focusing on academic books, novels, westerns, romance novels, text and educational books, informative or self-help books or material on specific topics such as health and wellbeing, ostrich farming etc., fashion or gardening magazines, music scores etc. Other publishers will engage in a wider range of activities, publishing books, journals, monographs and newspapers in their different branches. The nature of the publishing enterprise will determine what kinds of texts they will publish, and how they choose which texts to publish.
    Whilst it can be taken alone, this course is ideally studied as a follow on from Publishing I and II.

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    Qualification - Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Publishing And Journalism) Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate

    Manage your own publishing business

    Or join an established publishing house

    The Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Publishing And Journalism) is a 900 hour course requiring completion of a total of seven Modules plus a Workplace (Industry) Project.  The Modules comprise:

    Four Core Modules: -  Management, Office Practices, Business Operations and Marketing Foundations.

    Three Stream Modules covering : - Publishing, Freelance Writing, and Editing.

    A workplace project on the publishing industry completes the final 200 hours of study.

    Professional writing skills are nurtured and developed throughout the course. Writers are both employed (eg. by publishers and advertising companies), and work freelance. The publishing industry is much more than just writing. It employs editors, graphics technicians, photographers, artists, salesmen, clerks and managers. You learn about the whole industry; and lay a foundation to develop more specialised skills if you so choose.

    LEARN FROM EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS Our staff include:

     

                  
    John Mason   Editor of 4 national magazines and 45 books Tracey Jones Text book and short story author Rachel Syers   Newspaper journalist

    June Colbert  Children's book author

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    Qualification - Associate Diploma in Publishing and Journalism Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma

    Study for a Career in the Journalism and Publishing from home.

    This comprehensive course provides the student with a strong foundation in journalism and publishing. It also allows the student to explore a range of specialist subjects that suit their interests, such as:
     
    • Photojournalism
    • Children's writing
    • Poetry
    • Information Technology
    • Freelance writing
    There is a growing demand for proficient journalists and publishers in this evolving world.
     
    BE AN INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL AND MAKE THE MOST OF THIS OPPORTUNITY!

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    Qualification - Certificate in Creative Writing Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

    Creative Writing Certificate - Online Study

    Nurture your Creativity, and Become a Successful Writer

    To be successful as a creative writer, you need to develop not only writing skills; but also a technique and an ability to distill your ideas, focus on a project and follow that project trough to it's conclusion. Creative writing is stimulating, but also challenging, and not always completely what the student expects it to be. Then again... if it was what you expect; you would already know what this course sets out to teach you, and you would already probably be a successful writer.

    If you want to be a successful, creative writer; and have the committment to follow that dream; this course could be the path you have been looking for.


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    Qualification - Certificate in Editing and Proofreading Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 7 modules

    Become Certified as a Professional Proofreader and Editor.

    This certificate is designed to provide the knowledge an skills to work as a freelance editor or proofreader; or seek employment as such in the media. Study under the guidance of Publishing industry professionals with decades of experience in this field.


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    Qualification -Associate Diploma In Media Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma Modules icon 13 modules


    Media an Online Study Qualification

    Work in Writing, Publishing or Media

    Learn things such as: Freelance writing, publishing, introduction to photography, photographic technology, photographic practice, digital photography, writing a web site (HTML), visual basic programming, advertising and promotions: and be guided by a team of professional tutors with decades of experience in both national and international media.

     


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    Qualification -Certificate in Editing Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

    Certificate in Editing

    Study at home online or using printed notes

    • Become a skilled and editor and proofreader
    • Learn from experienced editors and publishing professionals
    • Seek work as a freelance or in-house editor
    • Start your own business in proofreading or publishing

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    Qualification -Certificate In Journalism Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate

    Journalism Certificate Level Qualification Through Online Study

    Many journalists commence their careers as freelance writers, submitting articles to newspapers and magazines. Eventually, they may be employed on staff. Others develop a strong freelance business. This course is designed to prepare people for such career paths. It concentrates on developing the skills needed to succeed as a writer, and an awareness of how to develop a career in this industry. Graduates of this course wishing to do the Advanced Certificate in Applied Management -Publishing and journalism, will be granted significant exemptions from that accredited course.
    Enrolment fee does not include exam fees
    Accredited through the International Accreditation & Recognition Council

    'Many of the skills that I have learnt from this course help me on a day to day basis’.
    A. Peterson, ACS Journalism student.

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    Qualification -Diploma in Publishing And Journalism Duration icon 2100 hours Qualification icon Diploma

    Publishing and Journalism Qualification Diploma Level

    Study Online or Through Distrance Education

    A solid foundation for a career in the Publishing industry. This course is very practical, and develops a strong capacity to adapt to an industry that is changing so rapidly that it often leaves graduates of other courses behind. Study this with a view to becoming:
    • As a journalist or writer
    • Publishing assistant or manager
    • Web Developer
    • A Marketing manager
    • A Production Manager   ...etc

    ACS tutors are well published and successful professionals with current industry experience. Study here for an education with a strong dose of both reality and opportunity.

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    Qualification -Foundation Diploma in Publishing and Editing Duration icon 1000 hours Qualification icon Foundation Diploma Modules icon 10 modules

    Take charge of your future in publishing and editing with this Foundation Diploma

    • Study the publishing industry and learn the processes from how content is selected to the final publishing and promoting.

    • Learn how to edit, how to improve readability and the effectiveness of written content.

    • Learn about digital photography - what is possible and how imagery can be used to support or promote content.

    • A 10 Module course including Elective modules to enable you to tailor the course to your own areas of special interest.
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    Script Writing Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 11 lessons

    Learn to write scripts for a variety of media, including film, television, and educational purposes

    Scriptwriting is a specialist form of writing that focuses on producing content for performance. Scripts are essential to developing video and audio content for a variety of audiences.

    In this course, you'll learn how to develop characters for fiction and non-fiction purposes, how to write tight dialogue, how to develop well-rounded characters, and the principles of scriptwriting for online markets. You'll also learn how to get started with your own business producing scripts for yourself and others.

    Scripts are essential to developing:

    • television shows
    • films/cinema
    • teaching in a classroom or online environment
    • training
    • radio plays
    • podcasts
    • advertising
    • and more...
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    Technical Writing (Advanced) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

    Technical Writing - Online Course



    ACS student comments: I think the course is a valuable learning experience as I feel I’m being challenged along the way. Generally, I am impressed with the service I have received from ACS since enrolling. The enrollment process was very quick and all email support has been prompt and helpful. The tutors seem very pleasant and helpful in their remarks, and this keeps me motivated. It is very encouraging when they offer additional information or ask questions of me/my writing. Sally Vanston, Malaysia - Technical Writing course.
     
    • Develop skills to write technical information for a variety of different purposes.
    • Write reports, instruction manuals, technical articles, marketing material, etc.
    • Professional development course for anyone working in a technical field, from consultants and teachers to scientists and engineers

    The following steps are a broad guide to getting started as a freelance writer:

    1. Identify the area(s) of writing that interest you.

    2. Research the market place to get a feel for what other successful writers are doing. Visit bookshops, and buy newspapers and magazines to see what’s currently being published. Get a feel for what publishers want and look for gaps in the market.

    3. Develop your writing skills. Start off small and hone your skills by contributing to newsletters published by your school, work or social club. You could enter short story competitions or even try writing short articles for local newspapers or hobby or trade magazines. Don’t be disappointed if your articles are rejected – at this stage the aim is to practise your writing and to get a feel for what is acceptable in the marketplace.

    4. Develop a personal reference library. Collect examples of other writers’ work in the areas that interest you. Books, newspaper articles and magazines are not only a useful information resource, they also help you to develop an awareness of how other successful writers write!

    5. Develop your selling skills! Build up contacts with publishers and organisations in your chosen area of writing.

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    Writing a Biography Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

    Learn to Write Biographies

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    Writing Fiction Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

    Become The Fiction Writing You Dream of Being

    Good fiction has a strong plot or story line, believable and interesting characters, a unifying theme, and holds the reader's attention. Whether you want to write novels or short stories, this course will give you valuable writing tools, such as the ability to plan and critically appraise your work to achieve the effect you want.

      "I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. Thank you for making it available".  S. Cooke, Writing Fiction graduate. 

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